Airbus announced in 2019 that it would stop production of the airliner, but the A 380 superjumbo is beloved among aviation fans, thanks to its spacious interior, mighty size and quiet inflight experience.
The world's largest passenger aircraft's demise was apparently accelerated by the Covid 19 flu, but now German airline Lufthansa has announced plans to re-eploy the huge plane from summer 2023 after selling off its grounded A 380 s.
Lufthansa sold six of its A380 s over the last couple of years, and the airline has eight superjumbos remaining in its fleet. These aircraft are currently in deep storage in France and Spain.
The German flag carrier says it's still assessing how many A 380 s will be reactivated, and is figuring out what routes they might fly on.
Superjumbos are typically deployed on long-haul, popular routes. The size of the aircraft makes them costly to run, so there has to be demand to justify it.
While in recent years the A 380 appeared to be on the way out, Lufthansa's decision suggests that the A 380 is not consigned to the history books. Superjumbos are also in Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, All Nippon Airways and British Airways fleets.